Bill Bluff's public relations firm decides that Bill should have Thanksgiving Day dinner with an average Bluffington family to increase his popularity. Doug's family is chosen and turns their simple Thanksgiving plans upside down. Bluffco won't let Patti join their dinner and Judy doesn't approve of the preparation for the big dinner. So Doug sets out to make everyone happy for Thanksgiving.moreless
Judy helps out with Gwen Gauntlet, her favorite actress and teen role model, while she is in town to shoot an entertainment show. Judy hopes she can get a recommendation from Gwen for Vole University. However, Gwen is so self-absorbed that it tests the limits of Judy's patience. Meanwhile, Doug and Skeeter think they've shot proof of the monster on Judy's video camera but Judy won't let them see the tape.moreless
Patti panics and thinks she's fat after watching a commercial selling a diet kit, so she, Connie, and Beebe set out to lose weight. Patti decides to go on a drastic diet and exercise routine. But once she starts losing weight, she can't seem to stop herself, even with Doug's help. Meanwhile, Doug and Skeeter are convinced that the only way to catch the Lucky Duck Lake monster, is to lure it with a female monster.moreless
Skeeter is dating Beebe and Doug is disgusted by Skeeter's lovesick attitude. Doug's disgust leads to an argument that breaks up their friendship. Meanwhile, a flood is reported to hit Bluffington and Roger wants to be part of "the biggest thing to ever hit this town".
The lives of Doug and all the other students at Beebe Bluff Middle School become a frenzy when Mr. Bone returns and becomes the middle school's new vice principal. Also, eighth graders invite Doug to join a secret club of the future powerful men of the universe. But in order to be worthy to join, Doug must prove he can be a successful person which cuts himselfout of monster hunting with Skeeter.moreless